Guitarist reveals...
Jason Gregory

11:45 5th January 2009

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Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno has revealed that the band's new album has been inspired by acts ranging from the Rolling Stones to Daft Punk.

Pizzorno said the group's third LP, due later this Spring, was structured like a “soundtrack”.

He told BBC 6Music: “There’s a couple of songs that kind of went New York [Rolling] Stones and there’s definitely one song that sounds like Daft Punk and The Clash together, which is quite interesting.”

Current song titles include 'Fast Fuse', 'Thick As Thieves' and 'Underdog' – a song which frontman Tom Meighan said contained a “dirty, really horrible sounding guitar but amazing.”

“It was the skeleton and it was great and then it turned in to this massive, really fat breakbeat, drum style tune with this big helter skelter guitar over the top,” he added.

Meanwhile, despite previously saying the album, which has yet to be titled, would be self-produced, Pizzorno said that group had worked with Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura on the project.

“We never knew he did the Gorillaz. It’s funny because we just knew him from DJ Shadow records and working with Blackalicious," he said.

“It was only when we were out there and saw the records on the wall. He took what we’d done already and added to it, which was great.”

As previously reported on Gigwise, Kasabian are due to support Oasis on their stadium tour in the summer.

Tickets for the gigs are on sale now and available through Gigwise here or by calling our ticket hotline on 0871 230 1098.

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